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National / International News

Don't be afraid or ashamed to go to confession, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Trusting in God's infinite mercy, people should not be afraid or embarrassed to go to confession, Pope Francis said.

Advocates applaud court orders to release detained families

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A federal judge ruled July 24 that the government's immigrant family detention system violates a settlement agreement dating to 1997 over how juveniles in the custody of the immigration agency are treated.

Archbishop reflects on religious liberty challenges after Obergefell

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (CNS) -- The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage will likely have broad effects across the legal system, said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.